Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0016p128 | Clinical cases | ECE2008

Conversion from hypothyroidism due to Hashimoto's thyroiditis into Graves' hyperthyroidism in a case of thyroid hemiagenesis

Ruchala Marek , Szczepanek Ewelina , Skiba Agnieszka , Czepczynski Rafal , Sowinski Jerzy

Background: Thyroid hemiagenesis (TH) is a rare inborn anomaly, occurring if one of the thyroid lobes fails to develop. Due to mostly asymptomatic course, it is usually detected incidentally, during investigation of concomitant abnormalities of the thyroid function or structure.Case report: A case of Graves’ hyperthyroidism following primary hypothyroidism due to Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (HT), accompanying a TH, is reported. The patient first pr...

ea0016p745 | Thyroid | ECE2008

Surgery, antithyroid drugs, or glucocorticosteriod in amioadarone-induced hyperthyroidism (AIH) in patients with low iodine uptake: that is the question

Czarnywojtek Agata , Ruchala Marek , Czepczynski Rafal , Szczepanek Ewelina , Sowinski Jerzy

Amiodarone is frequently used in cardiac patients but has side effects which effects the thyroid due to its high iodine content. The use of radioiodine in AIH with low iodine uptake is controversial. In these patients therapeutic choices for refractory cases include either: surgery, antithyroid drugs, or glucocorticosteriods.What are the treatment choices in elderly patients which can’t be operated on, agranulocytosis is present, or have toxic liver...

ea0035p326 | Clinical case reports Thyroid/Others | ECE2014

From hemoptysis to diagnosis of congenital hypothyroidism: a diagnostic pitfall

Szkudlarek Malgorzata , Szczepanek-Parulska Ewelina , Ziemnicka Katarzyna , Piatek Katarzyna , Golab Monika , Kaluzny Jaroslaw , Czepczynski Rafal , Ruchala Marek

Introduction: Congenital hypothyroidism (CH) is the most common congenital endocrine disorder. It occurs in Europe with an incidence of 1:3000–1:4000.Thyroid dysgenesis – agenesis, hypoplasia or ectopy – is responsible for 80–90% of CH cases. An ectopic thyroid gland is an uncommon inborn anomaly and is typically located along the thyroglossal duct. To date only few cases of CH due to lingual thyroid diagnosed in adulthood were reported in the literature.</...

ea0026p432 | Thyroid (non cancer) | ECE2011

The influence of radioiodine therapy on ophthalmologic symptoms and their relation to urine cotinine level in patients with Graves’ disease

Czarnywojtek Agata , Ruchala Marek , Czepczynski Rafal , Szczepanek Ewelina , Florek Ewa , Zamyslowska Hanna , Kulinska-Niedziela Izabela , Komar-Rychlicka Krzesislawa , Sowinski Jerzy

Introduction: Radioiodine therapy (RIT) in patients with Graves’ disease (GD) and orbitopathy (GO) is still controversial, especially in smokers, due to the risk of exacerbation of ophthalmologic symptoms.Aim: To evaluate the effect of RIT in smoking and non-smoking patients with mild GO in a 6-month follow-up.Patients and methods: We examined 26 smoking and 25 non-smoking patients, matched for age and gender, presenting hyper...

ea0020p325 | Clinical case reports and clinical reports | ECE2009

Malignant struma ovarii: a case report

Gryczynska Maria , Matysiak-Grzes Magdalena , Klimowicz Aleksandra , Czepczynski Rafal , Gut Pawel , Wachowiak-Ochmanska Katarzyna , Nowakowski Blazej , Sowinski Jerzy

Background: Struma ovarii is a rare form of the ovarian germ cell tumors composed predominantly of mature thyroid tissue. It occurs mostly in the fifth decade. About 5–10% of these tumors are malignant. We present the case of a 20-year-old-woman with papillary thyroid carcinoma arising in struma ovarii.Case report: A 20-year-old woman presented to her gynecologist with pelvic pain. A right ovarian tumor was discovered at ultrasound examination. The ...

ea0041ep1100 | Thyroid cancer | ECE2016

Comparison of the late effects of ablation therapy with single and fractionated dose of radioiodine in patients with differentiated thyroid carcinoma

Wolinski Kosma , Czepczynski Rafal , Stangierski Adam , Trojanowski Maciej , Rewaj-Losyk Magdalena , Ziemnicka Katarzyna , Bęczyk Maciej , Dyzmann-Sroka Agnieszka , Ruchala Marek

Introduction: According to a limited number of specialized hospital beds for radioiodine therapy in some countries, fractionated dose of radioiodine may be considered as the ablation therapy of differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC). Aim of the study was to compare the late effects of ablation therapy with single and fractionated dose of radioiodine in patients with DTC.Patients and metods: Patients with DTC treated with one (131)I dose of 2.2 GBq or fracti...

ea0037ep956 | Thyroid (non-cancer) | ECE2015

The role of antithyroglobulin, antiperoxidase and anti-TSH autoantibodies in amiodarone induced thyrotoxicosis or amiodarone induced hypothyroidism (a two-center study)

Czarnywojtek Agata , Zgorzalewicz-Stachowiak Malgorzata , Fichna Marta , Wolinski Kosma , Plazinska Maria Teresa , Stangierski Adam , Gut Pawel , Miechowicz Izabela , Komarowska Hanna , Czepczynski Rafal , Krolicki Leszek , Ruchala Marek

Purpose: In the recent study it has been reported, that elevated serum concentrations of TSH receptor (TSH-R), antithyroglobulin (Tg), antiperoxidase (TPO) autoantbodies (Abs) may be observed in the subjects treated for amiodarone induced thyrotixicosis (AIT) type I, decreased in type II of AIT, or changed in amiodarone induced hypothyroidism (AIH). This study was done to analyse the changes of Tg-Abs, TPO-Abs and TSH-R-Abs titer in euthyroid, hyperthyroid (AIT), and hypothyro...

ea0035p1035 | Thyroid (non-cancer) | ECE2014

Results of preventive radioiodine therapy in euthyroid patients with history of hyperthyroidism prior to administration of amiodarone with permanent atrial fibrillation (preliminary study)

Czarnywojtek Agata , Wolinski Kosma , Gut Pawel , Czepczynski Rafal , Plazinska Maria Teresa , Kunikowska Jolanta , Kobylecka Malgorzata , Miechowicz Izabela , Krolicki Leszek , Ruchala Marek

Introduction: Radioiodine (RAI) therapy is a standard procedure in therapy of hyperthyroidism. However, the use of RAI in euthyroid patients requiring chronic administration of amiodarone (AM), in a case of lacking efficacy of other antiarrhythmic drugs might be controversial.Objective: The aim of the study was to assess the safety and efficacy of an AM therapy prior to treatment with radioiodine therapy in euthyroid patients with permanent atrial fibril...

ea0056p1145 | Thyroid cancer | ECE2018

Chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis is associated with decreased staging of differentiated thyroid cancer

Borowczyk Martyna , Janicki Adam , Dworacki Grzegorz , Szczepanek-Parulska Ewelina , Danieluk Mateusz , Barnett Jonathan , Antonik Magdalena , Kaluzna Malgorzata , Brominska Barbara , Czepczynski Rafal , Beczyk Maciej , Ziemnicka Katarzyna , Ruchala Marek

Introduction: Despite numerous studies, the biological association between chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis (CLT) and differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) has not been elucidated yet. The aim of the study was to assess whether the presence of CLT exerts any influence on clinical or histological presentation of DTC.Materials and methods: Complete medical records of 907 consecutive patients with DTC treated at a single tertiary care department of endocrinolo...